Hanson Cement in Ketton donates defibrillator to Ryhall CE Academy

Ryhall defibrillator presentation EMN-160306-121542001

Ryhall defibrillator presentation EMN-160306-121542001

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A mobile defibrillator has been donated to a primary school by Hanson Cement in Ketton.

While a number of schools in Stamford have received support from theDosh4defibs charity, others outside the town have had to seek their own funding.

Headteacher at Ryhall CE Academy Katy Walker wrote to Hanson Cement seeking help andthe company agreed to pay the £527 cost of purchasing a mobile defibrillator.

Hanson Cement’s Ketton works manager Stewart Jones visited the school to hand over the equipment.

Ms Walker said: “A cardiac arrest is probably one of the last things we want to think about, but having the right equipment to save a life cannot be looked over.

“We’re extremely grateful to Hanson Cement for providing the equipment where we could not have otherwise purchased it.

“To know that wecan take vital life-saving action should an adult or child need it offers us additional security.”

All staff will be trained how to use it over the summer.

The company has also funded the installation of a defibrillator at St Gilbert’s Primary School in Stamford and company electricians have installed defibrillators at Collyweston Community Shop, a further three in Ketton and another one at Easton–on-the-Hill.

Mr Jones said: “It’s important we play our part in the community and we’re pleased to have been able to support the school in purchasing this vital piece of safety equipment.”